Smoke billows from the Douglas Complex fires burning near the Southern Oregon town of Glendale. July 26, 2013. (Douglas Forest Protective Association)

Rogue River closed in S. Ore. fires

The 34-mile section of the Rogue from Galice to Agness is renowned for canyon scenery and difficult rapids. The risk is that whitewater raft…

A horse (MGN Online)

Horse tripping ban signed in Oregon

The “sport” involves roping or lassoing a horse’s legs so they fall. Sometimes horses don’t get up from the falls — suffering broken legs, …

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Smoke closes Oregon Vortex

The Oregon Vortex is closed Tuesday as wildfire smoke bears down on the summer attraction believed to be controlled by the earth’s magnetic …

A $10,000 donation by the Clackamas Federal Credit Union will fund nearly a dozen two-way satellite communication units like this one. (KOIN 6 News, July 30, 2013

Mt. Hood white-outs no match for satcoms

The Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council received a grant Monday for equipment that’s expected to help save lives in the timberline areas it c…